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Best Bike of All Time Pic Thread

With the current burble about best rider ... it got me thinking about best bike .... and worst would be fun as well. Post your pics and why you think they qualify. It can be for looks, race results ... ferk, it can even be for sales figures if you are dull.

Multiple posts for those that can't make up their minds are more than welcome ...

Oh .. and sexy chicks with cloths on would be appreciated ...
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It's hard for sexy chicks to keep their clothes on around 'The Legend' ...
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grrr ... would you like a cup of tea ? ...
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Yamaha OW01.

It came out in 1989. Sadly around the same time as the Honda RC30, which did much better on the race track, and hence the poor Yam has been largely forgotten with time ....

Yet, in 'stock' form it was a LOT closer to the bikes racing than the RC30 was, and it was also a LOT more expensive than the RC.

It's hard to believe this bike is now 18 years old !! ... or am I just developing 'old man' syndrome ....

Aluminium perimiter frame, titanium valves, remote preload, 17" wheels, twin headlights, pressurised airbox, exup valve, 45 degree sloping heads, downdraft carbs (nearly every other bike at the time had side draft carbs .. and steel perimeter frames !!).

And .. take a look at the brake calipers and discs. They could be off any contemporary sports bike.

Awesome ;-)
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For me the Honda was just so much easier on the eye than the OW.....but it's not my all timer
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Is it weird in here, or is it just me?
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For me, there is nothing that brings back the memories like the CB1100R... I'll never forget the old man taking me to Amaroo Park near Sydney on the back of his GS1000 to watch Wally Campbell on one of these back in 1984.

Was the first real superbike with the first full fairing and it won everything back then.
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Ducati 900ss and 996s. Only cause I owned/own them.

999 and the 1096 are pretty nice too. Had a chance to ride my friends 999 it handled really well.
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A few ccs short of a full litre.
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Perfection on wheels
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Had to use my step ladder to change a light bulb cos i don't get on with my real ladder.
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Now You're Talking

Wasn't much of a bike afficiado until I was 30 so can't pretend to know anything ... but I do know that the R7 was about as iconic as the RC30 and as exotic as they come.

Think someone was asking 30k for a minter in the UK not long ago.

Interestingly If I recall correctly a programme on the Discovery Channel said that the most iconic bikes ever were

1) Honda Step Through
2) Ducatti 916
3) Honda CB 750 (?) Four

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That is sweet that is BP.... if I had an eleventh finger, I'd happily swap it for one of those

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